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Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite
Wow! Just wow! How's that for a review? Well, that's what I found myself saying as I finished the last page of author Lisa Carlson's book, Bait and Switch: Life with a Two-Faced Narcissist. A true life story so interesting that it reads like fiction, Lisa's story tells of her life with Dameon, a man she once thought was the man of her dreams, only to find that he was actually a true nightmare. After their marriage, Dameon isolated Lisa, once a free spirited and beautiful young woman, from her family and friends, forced her to join a religious cult, and controlled every aspect of her life. When, after Lisa was pregnant with the couple's second child, Dameon threatened to kill her, she finally found the courage to flee from him and go into hiding, although she had little idea of how to make it on her own. The reader can't help but root for this brave young woman, and hope against hope that she will find her way.
I very much enjoyed Bait and Switch. A true cautionary tale for any young woman who marries a person she doesn't really know, or who goes into a relationship without any ability to care for herself independently, this book will give many readers a lot to think about. Author Lisa Carlson has done a fantastic job with writing her personal memoir, which is both emotional and a very worthwhile read. I wish this author the very best in her life, and certainly hope that she will continue with her writing career. She shows immense promise and I look forward to reading more from her in the future!